Internal Medicine and Subspecialties

As large numbers of COVID-19 patients are admitted to the ICU, the need for non-ICU clinicians to care for critically ill patients is increasing. Physicians, nurses, and healthcare professionals from specialties other than critical care medicine may be required to practice in a critical care environment. As an ICU doctor, I want to make sure my non-ICU colleagues who are bravely stepping up to care for these patients, have the support they need. Here’s my first pearl — the 3 T’s of mechanical. Have other questions about the basics of mechanical ventilation? Ask in the comments below. I’ll be answering on April 21, 2020.